In Chapter two of The Host by Stephenie Meyer the mystery as to why Wanderer is even here deepens. It's quite thought provoking, actually. I didn't think that could ever happen, but then again this isn't twilight. Edward isn't in this book so the book isn't filled with repeated detailed page long descriptions of his face, and hands… and breath, and teeth… and hair… and eyes… and lips… and jaw line… and his voice… and his jacket… and his car… and his shoes… and his build… and the many different facial expressions, and the color of his skin. More detail is fleshed out in the story and in Chapter two it's actually an intriguing one.
A request to all my readers. Please don't spoil things for me. Even though I'm wrong, don't tell me I'm wrong because blah blah blah blah blah. If I'm wrong and I figure out that I'm wrong, I will point it out myself. Don't tell me that I'm wrong because later on… … …. Get it? Got it? Good.
As I have said, there are some interesting things in this chapter. The Chapter starts off with Wanderer overhearing a conversation between Fords and a seeker. This term is somewhat explained later on in the Chapter. from what I could gather, the seeker is like the United States government and the police force at the same time. Oh my fucking god! Run! LOL.
I just had to.
Wanderer wakes up to the two people talking about her. They soon get into a heated argument about each other and their professions, believe it or not. The conversation though, as I have said, starts off about Wanderer and how strong she is. As mentioned in the previous two Chapters she has been so many different types of things that she's the best soul, and this seeker thought that Wanderer would be useful to extract some information from the host that we don't know about yet. This is interesting because it tells me two things. That they are after a human… possibly the memory of the man that I saw in Chapter 1. I have no doubt that's the person they are after. The question is, why? What is so important about these two humans that make the seeker want to capture them? Do they have some super-secret way to destroy these alien bastards?
You know, it's interesting that Wanderer appears to be both the antagonist and the protagonist at this point. What the fuck can I say, I'm human! I'm going to root for the host! Fuck you alien trite!
There's something interesting to be pointed out about this Chapter. It makes us look at our own race as a whole population. It's heavily, heavily implied in this Chapter that the souls were planted into humans for a specific reason. To do away with what makes us human, all the emotions, negative… this I know because the soul Wanderer has never even experienced an argument in her previous lives, which I'm curious about because if she was indeed an animal among her many lives, didn't animals have arguments? It's implied that humans are the most complex out of all of the creatures that she has been but I think this isn't completely true. Surely she's been in some other complex minds. She's strong in this human soul so what the fuck made her so goddamn strong in the first place. Stephenie Meyer, dear. Your logic is slipping honey.
I just have another nugget to point out. She was specifically chosen for this host. Why? She's never been inside anything as complex as a human before, so they say. I think its bullshit but whatever. In fact she's never even heard an argument before, or so she says. So then, what could possibly make her so much stronger than any other soul? It says it in the first paragraph.
"I know," the man admitted. "She is very strong. Others have had much more trauma, with much less cause."
I'm wondering why. It doesn't make a lot of goddamn sense. If Wanderer has been so many things that she's a famous body hopper then surely she must have had to have been in something that was complex in thought, right? This is her first time in a human, but I just want to know what makes her so strong. I don't know enough about her past yet to even determine if her reputation is justified. The fact that she has never been in an argument before says that the complex mental stimulation of her previous hosts just didn't even fucking exist. BUT it had to… because…. What the fuck made her so strong anyway! If she can control a human so much what has she been in! Hello? Hello?
Goddamn you Stephenie Meyer. Goddamn you.
I just want to stop and actually praise Stephenie Meyer for the terms her characters call each other. Healer. Seeker. Soul. Soul is brilliant, yet really fucking obvious. So... Stephenie Meyer chooses to take the meaning of the word soul and use it as a character. Interesting. It's obvious as to why Wanderer is called a soul, but it's interesting all the same. This disclosure, however, is ruined when Wanderer is pondering about it just a minute after I do.
Fuck you Stephenie Meyer. You didn't need her to ponder about it and come up with her own conclusion. Now you’re just raping me with information. I'm smart! I am I am I am! I can figure things out! This almost makes me want to have a turtle walk on my penis. The good thing is that it doesn't last long
Anyway, back on track. As the conversation heats up, Fords and the seeker argue about the seekers intentions. This is interesting enough, because, oddly enough, Fords, who is also a soul, doesn't think that all the humans need to be wiped out. The seeker does.
I can really sympathize with fords about the destruction of all humans because they just have different qualities and don't always do the right thing. As a gay man and a disabled man I've heard many people talk about how they want to wipe all “fags” and “disabled” people from the face of the earth because the fags, like me apparently, are just weird, and the disabled so we will stop using the governments money.
Just for that, I'm applying for food stamps tomorrow. You know that us gay people have a perfect right to live too you homophobic twats
It's interesting what Fords says to the seeker when they first get started on the argument
"I sometimes wonder if the infection of humanity touches those in your profession," the man mused, his voice still sour with annoyance. "Violence is part of your life choice. Does enough of your body's native temperament linger to give you enjoyment of the horror?"
This direct sentence by Fords gives some great development, even though Stephenie Meyer thinks she had to use every fucking word in the dictionary… it's a double negative, actually. It shows that the souls don't like violence, but they have no problem with being bitchy and sarcastic to each other.
Besides… seekers are violent bastards anyway. They shot at this human girl just so they can stick one of their kind into her brain, but here, in the next paragraph… well, just have a look.
"We do not choose violence. We face it when we must. And it's a good thing for the rest of you that some of us are strong enough for the unpleasantness. Your peace would be shattered without our work."
Goddamn seeker. Go ahead and die. I hate you. It's kind of an ironic stint on humans, if you think about it. Sometimes we humans use violence to gain a greater piece, so the souls do the same things as we do, so they are not better than us even though they think that they are and need to annihilate us.
This would have been a great big brother evil baddy but… hmm Stephenie Meyer. I hope you have a good reason for doing this so early.
The shitty thing is that stupid Stephenie Meyer does nothing with this concept at all. Ugh! Whatever.
And yes, seekers are souls. here's the proof.
Most believed that only the least civilized souls, the least evolved, the lesser among us, would be drawn to the path of Seeker
Basically seekers are like the shit fest of the soul population, but how did they get to be so powerful on planet earth? I could be wrong but seekers remind me of both the government and the police. As I witness their duplicitous bullshit even more I still think it resembles the government in some weird way. Say one thing, do another.
The main thing I have a problem with is the reasoning behind all their violent means that the seeker used, and uses, to capture humans. When Fords points out that they use weapons, the seeker has this to say.
Do not forget, the weapons that disgust you are turned on our kind wherever we Seekers have not been vigilant enough. The humans kill us happily whenever they have the ability to do so.
What a fucking cunt! I hate you goddamn seeker. Of course you’re getting your asses killed; you’re trying to wipe out all humanity! Bitch.
I'm just wondering something. If the souls are peace makers, then what were they doing in everything else and on other planets? Surely nothing can be as violent as us humans?
What the fuck Stephenie Meyer. I don't understand this. You'd better explain in later chapters.
By killing all humanity you idiots are starting a war so your whole making things better is bullshit, but now I want to know why Stephenie Meyer would lie to us like this so early on? Now I'm intrigued.
The conversation goes on, and they speculate why Wanderer hasn’t woken up yet. The entire chapter is them two arguing and pondering about Wanderer. Nothing is mentioned about the stuff they want to extract from the humans memory. Wanderer tries to do her job and dig out some information about anything, but it doesn't exist. At first she gets a girl’s name that I can't remember at the moment, and when Wanderer tries to search for more memories she comes up with nothing thinking that this brain has been damaged.
That's what she thinks. I know the real reason. She's being blocked! Hahahahaha! Humans rule!
I know this even more so because of what Wanderer tells us.
I was sure the body that hosted me had been fully healed before it was given to me. A damaged host would have been disposed of.
Oh my fucking god! I'm a genius.
After Wanderer finds out that she can't access all of the memory banks… the two other souls in the room realize she's awake.
That's the end of the Chapter.
I just have a few things to point out. Stephenie Meyer says that souls can't lie. This is bullshit. Even though Wanderer says that they can't…
Souls did not, as a rule, speak anything but the truth. Seekers, of course, had the requirements of their Calling, but between souls there was never reason for a lie.
That seeker is a bitch. Okay… the comment I said above was false. They can lie but they just have rules against it. Of course, rules can be broken. I wonder if Stephenie Meyer will use this as a plot twist later on. Is this possible foreshadowing? I think so! I'm shocked that I don't know! You mean Stephenie Meyer did something fucking tricky in this Chapter? Holy shit! The world is coming to an end!
I actually really enjoyed this Chapter. Stephenie Meyer didn't make me smash on my keyboard in utter anger! Holy shit! I'm in heaven! Ah yes! You know what I think? I think she had someone else write this chapter for her but what do I know! LOL.
I'm curious to see chapter three. will I regret that curiosity? Who knows? We will just have to wait and see.